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by StephenGoranson
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: a possibility so remote that it deserves a little reflection
Replies: 81
Views: 3451

Re: a possibility so remote that it deserves a little reflection

One can mention a handwriting analyst, with modern courtroom experience, IIRC, who says one thing or mention another analyst, with extensive experience in historical hands, who says quite another thing. Or wonder if Smith had an assistant--or a scribal teacher. One can recall that some think Smith w...
by StephenGoranson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Eibert Tigchelaar, "Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Explained"
Replies: 0
Views: 1492

Eibert Tigchelaar, "Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Explained"

An interview with Eibert Tigchelaar, "Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Explained," may interest some: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqAsE0zyV8s A minor correction: at 49:25ff the interviewer brings up a 20th-century forgery of a Jerusalem Talmud order; he said he thinks it was Nashim; he probably meant to sa...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Comments on Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls (T. & T. Clark, 2019, G. Brooke and C. Hempel, eds.)
Replies: 0
Views: 2883

Comments on Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls (T. & T. Clark, 2019, G. Brooke and C. Hempel, eds.)

Comments on Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls (T. & T. Clark, 2019, G. Brooke and C. Hempel, eds.) I recommend this book for university libraries (I requested it for Duke). It is rather well edited and offers 75 mostly-fine chapters. The volume provides a good opportunity to survey a wide swath of c...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: J. of the Jesus Movement in J. S. --new issue
Replies: 2
Views: 2886

J. of the Jesus Movement in J. S. --new issue

The 2018 issue of the Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting is now available. Online, open source, peer-reviewed. Plus comment forum. Spread the word.

http://www.jjmjs.org/
by StephenGoranson
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: About testing Museum of the Bible mss
Replies: 0
Views: 1882

About testing Museum of the Bible mss

Two related pages on the tests on MOTB mss: https://www.bam.de/Content/EN/Press-Releases/2018/AnalyticalSciences/2018-10-26-bam-research-dead-sea-scrolls-museum-of-the-bible.html https://www.bam.de/Content/EN/Standard-Articles/News/Special-pages/analysis-dead-sea-scrolls-fragments-museum-of-the-bibl...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: relatively new Robert Eisenman book on DSS
Replies: 0
Views: 1645

relatively new Robert Eisenman book on DSS

Title: Breaking the Dead Sea Scrolls Monopoly: A New Interpretation of the Messianic Movement in Palestine (2018) amazon/kindle and pb. The first part gives his version of the history toward open access of the DSS. One item of interest is that he names Robert Schlosser as the photographer who suppli...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: 2000-year old skeletons in Jerusalem
Replies: 1
Views: 2313

2000-year old skeletons in Jerusalem

Ha'aretz Oct. 14, 2018 reports that archaeologists dated some violently killed people to the reign of Alexander Jannaeus. In a leap, they called the skeletons Pharisees; they might indeed be Pharisees, but bones per se don't reveal that. What is more reinforced is that King Jannaeus, who was reporte...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 2:23
Replies: 59
Views: 27711

Re: Matthew 2:23

We've been around on this before. Without wishing to rehash at the moment, fwiw, I still hold what I wrote in "Nazarenes" in Anchor Bible Dictionary (1992). I consider the Jesus as Nazirite interpretation unlikely.